Prolific and diverse two-time Emmy Award winner Andy Schoneberg has the wide-ranging skill, patience and positive attitude. All attributes have contributed to his success in the world of creature effects. Growing up in Billings, Montana, Andy had to learn the business through trial and error and hints gleaned from rare books. Schoneberg has had a prolific and diverse career as a special effects make-up artist, an FX sculptor, and puppeteer. He’s worked for most of the major, iconic creature shops from Stan Winston Studio to Rick Baker’s Cinovation to ADI and KNB. Over the years, he’s contributed makeup effects and creatures to more than 100 films and television shows including Edward Scissorhands, Jurassic Park, The Pacific, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Hangover II, Inglorious Bastards, and The Walking Dead. Andy is currently Cinema Makeup School’s Chief Academic Officer.


Credit 1: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Film) (creature crew) (1990)

Credit 2: Alien: Resurrection (Film) (project coodinator) (1997)

Credit 3: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (Film) (sculptor) (1999)

Credit 4:The Hills Have Eyes (Film) (special makeup effects artist)  (2006)

Credit 5: Predators (Film) (painter) (2010)

Credit 6: Priest (Film) (special makeup effects artist) (2011)

Credit 7: Fear of the Walking Dead (TV Series) (makeup artist-7 episode) (2015-2016)

Credit 8: Space Jam: A New Legacy (Film) (makeup artist) (2021)

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